Last Updated on August 9, 2016 by Team Spinfuel
The Brand New iPower by eLeaf
A new direction with the eLeaf iPower
Primarily known for its line of iStick and iJust devices, and they have delivered some of the best mainstream mods at affordable prices for a long time now. So, when the totally new, handsome as hell, the eLeaf iPower mods arrived at Spinfuel HQ everyone, and I mean everyone, was pleasantly surprised, and happy to see eLeaf throw a curveball in July.
Eleaf iPower 80W TC 5000 mAh Box Mod
In the iStick line we kept seeing higher and higher wattage output that I was sure eLeaf would deliver a 300W iStick by the end of the summer. That might still happen, though knowing that the eLeaf iPower tops out at 80 watts, perhaps eLeaf is rethinking things. In any case, let’s take a closer look of the cool new eLeaf iPower.
The Eleaf iPower 80W TC is the best-looking mainstream mod and a sign of a new generation of devices from eLeaf. I love how the iPower integrates Eleaf and Joyetech’s latest technology with a massive 5000 mAh LiPo battery pack, and the most recent temperature control technology to come along.
The iPower 80W TC offers an output range of 1 to 80W with a resistance range of 0.1 to 3.5 ohms. The numerous modes available to the user include Variable Wattage, ByPass (mech mod mode) mode, Smart, TC Ni, TC Ti, TC SS and TCR. Once again we see the dual circuit protection, a system that runs both software and hardware protection against over-charging, over-current, and over-discharging.
The 5000 mAh LiPo battery provides a new level of battery life and when charged at the max current of 1A, it quickly recharges. I’ve been using the iPower for several days now and I am surprised every time when, at the end of the day, I have quite a bit of power left, even when using the new Joyetech Ultimo Tank. (review coming soon). I used both the Ultimo and the Atom Vapes Metropolis with the iPower, and both look great sitting atop the device. The Ultimo (.2-ohm coil head) uses a bit more than 60W for the best vape, while the Metropolis (.5-ohm) uses just 30W, so you can extend the battery life according to the tank/coils you use.
Full temperature control provides support for Ni200 (Nickel), Ti (Titanium), and SS (Stainless Steel) coils, and a TCR mode that allows users to set, and adjust, up to three memory slots.
The iPower is the first from eLeaf to introduce Smart Mode and, once activated it automatically senses the
resistance of the atomizer and allows users to set up to 10 output settings which will instinctively recognized once the suitable atomizer resistance has been set.
Smart Mode allows the users to quickly switch out atomizers quickly and efficiently, and it’s pretty simple to use. Because it is new technology, users will need to spend half an hour or so to fully understand how it’s used and why it makes vaping easier.
Body, aka Chassis
The size of the iPower is 49.5mm by 23.5mm by 83.5mm, or 1.94 inches by .9-inches, by 3.28 inches (tall) and is
manufactured out of heavy duty aluminum to present a perfect balance between weight and durability.
The iPower uses four buttons on the front side for making adjustments simple as possible, with a dedicated mode selector button (love this one!), and each of the other buttons has a new-to-eLeaf tactile feel to them.
The Eleaf iPower 80W TC has an awesome line-up of very cool finishes, including the usual White (what I have), Brushed Silver, Grey, Bronze and Wood Grain. Because the price is affordable I plan on picking up a Bronze and Wood Grain as soon as they are available. As you can see by the photos in this review, the iPower is the best looking mod to come from eLeaf ever, and the color/finish options tell me that eLeaf is out to make the iPower a very special mod.
The iPower features onboard charging (of course), firmware upgrades, custom logo implementation, every TC mode available, and manual TCR settings.
The firmware is available for both Mac and PC, the 510 Spring Connector keeps a flush mount for your favorite atomizer, and the capability of 1A charging means little downtime.
Firmware Upload Instructions
Something I really enjoy with eLeaf and Joyetech products is their commitment to Mac users as well as PC users. For Mac users its so easy to upgrade the firmware, and only a tiny bit more to upgrade on a PC running Windows 10.
- Download the Application on joyetech.com.
- Attach your Mod with the USB cable, turn the mod on.
- Launch the app.
- Choose Update (or Logo)
- When you click on Update you’ll be directed to the files inside the applications, files that are in fact the firmware update.
- Choose the Update File (v1.01), and update. (The file is in a folder called “HEX”
- Exit the application, removes the USB cable from the Mac/PC and the mod.
- Press and hold the Fire Button for a couple of seconds and you’re done.
What’s New in Firmware v1.01?
New interface for VW mode:
The new interface for VW mode displays resistance of coil, wattage setting and battery bar more clearly, allowing you to have a check easily by a simple glance.
The Smart mode will save one output power setting for each resistance value and can totally save ten groups of such profiles. Once you change the output power setting for a resistance, it will re-save the changed setting automatically. When the Smart mode has already remembered ten profiles and you want to add another new resistance, the first saved profile will be deleted.
You can download or make logos to your preference and put the favorite one in the mod. The logo should be single color picture in the format of bmp with limited 96*16 pixel.
Steps on How to Import a Custom Logo:
- Open the picture you chose with Paint or other photo image editing software capable of saving a file in BMP format
- The new image needs to be a single color picture, size at 96*16 pixels, and save it in format of bmp.
- Download the file on our website, plug the mod in with USB cable, and double click the EleafUpdate.exe (PC) and EleafUpdate (Mac)
- Click the “LOGO” option and navigate the picture file you created. The eLeaf app will indicate whether it was successful or not.
- Press the fire button twice in quick succession when the mod is powered on to enter logo on/off interface and press up or down button one time to turn on or off logo.
- When you turn on logo and the mod enters standby mode, the logo appears on the screen till the mod goes to sleep mode.
If you’re interested in the iPower by eLeaf keep in mind that there is no iStick or iJust elements involved in creation. The eLeaf iPower is a brand new device, and it shows in so many ways.
No firm word on when the eLeaf iPower will hit the streets, but seeing as how we got our sample units in almost 2 weeks ago, it can’t be long now. I highly recommend, and approve, of the eLeaf iPower, and unless you are totally against 5000 mAh LiPo packs, you won’t either. Damn fine device!
“Recommended for any Vaper, new or advanced, who might be looking for a beautiful, powerful mod. As a Vaper for 5 years now I would not be embarrassed to show up at any vape event or expo with the iPower in my hand and the Ultimo atomizer, or any other 22mm tank. “
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Features and Specs of the eLeaf iPower:
- Dimensions: 3-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ x 7/8″
- Battery Capacity: Built-in 5000mAh Battery
- Wattage Output: 1.0 – 80.00w
- Variable Temperature Control : Nickel / Titanium / Stainless Steel 316/ TCR
- Temperature Control Range: 100 – 315C / 200 – 600F
- Bypass (Direct Output Voltage) and Smart Mode
- Resistance Range: 0.05-1.5ohm for Variable Temperature Control Mode
- Resistance Range: 0.1-3.5ohm for Variable Wattage and Bypass Mode
- OLED Display Screen
- Bottom Ventilation Holes
- Micro USB Charging Port
- Upgradeable Firmware
- Reset Button
- Dual Circuit Protection
- Over-charging Protection
- Over-current Protection
- Over-discharging Protection